ALEXEI NAVALNY has suffered a serious health incident in jail as supporters say his life could be at risk as he hasn’t been seen for days.
Alexei Navalny’s spokesperson Kira Yarmysh spoke about the worrying situation on her official X account.
She wrote: “He fell ill in his cell last week. He got dizzy and laid down on the floor. The colony staff came over immediately, lowered the cot, laid Alexey down and gave him an IV.
“We don’t know what it was, but given the fact that he’s not being fed, is being kept in a punishment cell with no ventilation and the time for walks has been reduced to a minimum, it looks like a hunger faint.”
According to the 47-year-old’s team Navalny wasn’t allowed to be seen by anyone after he’d fainted.
Lawyers were told they had to wait to see him until the time was right after repeatedly being denied entry to where he was being kept.
Navalny has since spoken to his team but all communication has been stopped for three days since the lawyers last saw him.
Yarmysh continued: “Now it’s the third day that we don’t know where he is.
“Before that, there were at least occasional letters from him, albeit censored ones, but there have been no letters all week.
“The fact that we can’t find Alexey is particularly worrying.”
The news comes just as Russian President Vladimir Putin announced he will run again for president in the 2024 elections in a move that could see him stay in until at least 2030.
The tyrant leader is all but certain to be elected for a fifth time after two already brutal decades of his iron-fist rule.
Navalny has previously claimed Putin is desperate to silence him, after the major Kremlin critic and his team published a list of 200 oligarchs accused of being “directly responsible for the aggressive war launched against Ukraine.”
The list of 200 names was part of a wider “List of 6,000” Putin accomplices and Russian war enablers that angered the state leaders.
Navalny said: “The Kremlin’s really furious at our work to promote the “List of 6,000” – the list of oligarchs, bribetakers and warmongers, against whom sanctions must be imposed.
“The people on the list are very worried and are demanding measures to be taken to make the ACF (and me personally) ‘back off’.”
Since January 2021, Navalny has sat in Russian jail cells serving a devastating nine years behind bars on “cooked up” fraud charges
The brave Kremlin nemesis was convicted of large-scale embezzlement and contempt after a trial that was widely seen as a sham.
A video interview earlier this year with him, revealed he suffered mystery stomach aches, seizures and lost 18lbs in less than a month – sparking fears of a slow poisoning.
Navalny has also claimed he now faces extremism charges, which could tack an additional 30 years on his sentence.
An investigator also allegedly told him he faces a fresh trial over terrorism charges which could see him imprisoned for life.
Most of his time in jail has reportedly been served in isolated rooms as the Kremlin looks to crack down on anyone going against Putin and his regime.